Academic Standing

President’s List

A student who achieves a semester grade point average of 3.8 or higher and earns a minimum of 12 credit hours will be placed on the President’s List.

Vice President’s List

A student who achieves a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and earns a minimum of 12 credit hours will be placed on the Vice President’s List.

Merit List

A student who achieves a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and earns 11 or fewer credit hours will be placed on the Merit List.

Good Standing

A student who achieves a semester grade point average between 2.00 and 3.49, who is eligible to re-enroll at the College, and who is not on academic suspension or dismissal, is considered to be in good academic standing.

Academic Warning

Any student who fails to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for any semester will be placed on Academic Warning.  A student on Academic Warning is strongly encouraged to meet with an academic or student success advisor to receive assistance toward remediating barriers to academic success.

Academic Probation

(minimum of 12 credit hours attempted)

Students who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.50 shall be on academic probation until such time as their cumulative average is 1.75 or better. The statement “Academic Probation” shall be placed on their permanent records. Students on probation are ineligible for appointive or elective office in student organizations, unless special permission is granted by the Dean of Student Services or another appropriate College administrator. Students may be required to carry less than a normal load the following semester and are required to consult with an academic advisor.

Academic Suspension

(minimum of 24 credit hours attempted)

Students on academic probation who fail to attain a semester GPA of 1.50 or better shall be placed on suspension only after they have attempted 24 semester credits. Academic suspension shall be for one semester (excluding summer semester). The statement “Academic Suspension” shall be placed on the students’ permanent records. Students who are placed on academic suspension and wish to appeal should follow the appeal process established by the College. Suspended students may be reinstated at the conclusion of the suspension period by following the process established by the College. Students who have been reinstated from academic suspension must achieve a 2.00 GPA for the semester of their reinstatement and must earn at least a 1.75 GPA in each subsequent semester of attendance. The statement “Subject to Dismissal” shall be placed on the students’ permanent records. Students who have been reinstated from academic suspension will remain subject to dismissal until their cumulative GPA is raised to a minimum of 1.75. Reinstated students will be required to carry less than a normal course load the following semester and are required to consult with the Dean of Student Services. The College will make additional academic support available to students who have been reinstated following academic suspension.

Academic Dismissal

(minimum of 24 credit hours attempted)

Students who do not attain at least a 2.00 GPA for the semester of reinstatement following academic suspension shall be academically dismissed. Students who achieve at least a 2.00 GPA for the semester of their reinstatement following academic suspension must earn at least a 1.75 GPA in each subsequent semester of enrollment. Failure to attain a 1.75 GPA in each subsequent semester until the cumulative GPA reaches 1.75 shall result in academic dismissal. The statement “Academic Dismissal” shall be placed on the students’ permanent records. Students who have been reinstated after academic dismissal will remain subject to dismissal until their cumulative GPA is raised to a minimum of 1.75. Reinstated students will be required to carry less than a normal course load the following semester and are required to consult with the Dean of Student Services.

Academic Dismissal from the College is permanent. A student whose circumstances have changed significantly following a substantial period of time may make a written request for reinstatement to the Dean of Student Services. Requests for reinstatement are considered on an individual basis by an ad-hoc Admissions Committee that is convened by the Dean of Student Services. The student will be notified in writing of the Admissions Committee’s decision. A student who wishes to appeal the Admissions Committee’s decision may do so in writing to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services within ten (10) days of notification of the Admission Committee’s decision. The decision of the Vice President is final and may not be appealed further.